Last summer when I interviewed the Shades of Green Sales and Catering Manager she said they were planning to start the pool remodel in the fall of 2012, but this project has been delayed until now.
UPDATE Courtesy of MDT reader Brian: the Magnolia pool (zero-entry) will not complete in August as planned and will continue into late Fall. Therefore, Millpond (Mickey pool) resurfacing will not begin in August and may be pushed back as far as January or Spring 2014.
When the Magnolia Pool reopens it will feature a new free-form shape (it is currently rectangular), a zero entry shallow end, and an attached Hot Tub. Bathrooms are also supposed to be added to the pool area.
Will The One Pool Be Crowded?
Many on facebook have expressed concern that having the Magnolia closed during June and July will cause large crowds at the Mill Pond Pool. Keep in mind that Shades is a smaller resort than the Disney resorts with much fewer guests. During a typical day the two pools they have now usually have no more than 20 people total using both of them. Evenings and after the parks start closing is another thing, as those returning from the parks often take a dip. But both day time and night time are much less crowded than at Disney resort pools.
Other Shades Remodels
Shades recently finished a remodel of their lobby, featuring new slate floors and a less congested feel.
Just this month Shades closed their AAFES store for a remodel and relocated it to a smaller location for the duration of its remodel.
Also one section of the Evergreen’s Arcade was turned into seating for the sports bar.
See this post for info and pictures of these changes
Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property
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A Special Note on Shades of Green Discounts: Something to be aware of is that Shades constantly changes the dates and discounts offered of their specials and packages.
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